John Duval Wines “Entity” Barossa Valley Shiraz 2005
I celebrated my birthday recently and opened up a bottle I had been saving for a special occasion - John Duval Wines “Entity” 2005. I don’t have much experience with Australian wine, but I sampled some at a tasting in November of 2009 and got the bottle then, and I’ve been saving it since.
The wine was deep crimson in color, almost blood-colored (but not unpleasantly so). It had a pronounced, earthy nose.
It tasted of subtle fruits against strong, structured tannins. A strong potent finish lingered with a bright acidity on the palate.
I had the wine with empanadas - beef, raisin, and onion ones, to be exact. I can’t say it had any noticeable interaction, but I also can’t say I was expecting one. Either way, it was an enjoyable bottle and a fun foray into Australian wine.
Books: Reading The Time Machine. I think it’s nearly done.
Bottles: Been drinking Alamos Malbec 2009 with dinner lately; been working a lot and dinner hasn’t
been much special.
Guitar: Just started on “Goodbye Blue Sky” which is very exciting for me.
Writing: Hoping to do some this week at work, during my downtime. I write better when out of the house.